Reading target a goal-getter

Reading remain in the market for another goalscorer, with all avenues being explored during the summer window.

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Nigel Adkins: Has the backing of the Reading board in his pursuit of fresh faces

Nigel Adkins: Has the backing of the Reading board in his pursuit of fresh faces

Having lost Noel Hunt and Simon Church since the end of last season, the Royals find themselves short in the attacking department.

They will need to address that issue if they are, as expected, to challenge for an immediate return to the Premier League in 2013/14.

Those in power at the Madejski Stadium acknowledge that the acquisition of added firepower has become a priority.

Director of football Nick Hammond claims the club are doing all they to get the necessary recruits on board - with Reading having been heavily linked with the likes of Gary Hooper, Charlie Austin and Billy Sharp.

Hammond told the Reading Post: "When you look at the balance of the squad now, potentially we're still a striker light.

"I'm talking about that situation constantly with the manager, looking at what options are out there and what we may or may not be able to do.

"That would be the area that we will look at with Noel Hunt having left and Simon Church gone. But again it comes back to making the numbers work."

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